The 2018 AIA Washington Council Advocacy Summit is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown hotel, 1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma 98404 on November 1.

The day’s events start at 10:00 am with a 2 hour continuing education program (co-sponsored with AIA Southwest Washington) pertaining to amendment submitted by the AIA Washington Council to the State Building Code Council to permit the use of mass timber construction in tall buildings, followed by lunch, and then a four-hour session devoted to developing advocacy priorities and strategies for approval by the AIA Washington Council Board. The events will conclude with an informal social hour at Zeek’s Pizza, 1702 Pacific Avenue.

The cost to attend the event is shown on the registration page.  All transportation costs for AIA members who attend the afternoon advocacy sessions will be reimbursed. Download expense report

We anticipate the upcoming legislative session will include, among others, the following areas of legislative interest for the architectural profession:

  • Efforts to address liability related to the design and construction of condominiums (this will be a bi-partisan effort and is viewed as a means to create more affordable housing),
  • Legislation related to contracting out for services (last session HB1851 was introduced which would have required the state agencies to conduct a cost benefit analysis before contracting out for any services – including design services)
  • Changes to our state’s Practice Act to bring our laws into conformance with the NCARB standards

Plan to arrive between 9:30-10:00 am to get signed in for CE credits.

Registration is set up to permit anyone to attend all or only a portion of the event. Come join us in Tacoma! Register to attend here:

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